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    Want a bicycle with an "invisible" electric motor and a top speed of 56 mph?
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    Now that bikes – and walking – are becoming more popular, it's time to answer this question: How fast is too fast on a bicycle? How about a bicycle that uses an electric motor hidden inside the frame? We think the answer, whatever it is, is the same not matter which bike you're on and ...

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    Engadget gets some seat time on the YikeBike folding electric two-wheeler
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    When we're not dreaming about super-clean cars, we enjoy getting around town on our bikes. Who doesn't? We haven't had a chance to take the YikeBike, the 21st century version of the penny-farthing, for a spin, but the lucky punks at Engadget did, and it sounds like the crew's short hands-on time ...

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    Study: 466 million electric two-wheelers by 2016
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    Brammo Enertia and TTR race bike – Click above for high-res image gallery
    We've certainly noticed an increase of choices in the electric bicycle, motorcycle and scooter markets over the last few years, and that's especially true in emerging markets like India and China. Many people can't ...

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    VIDEO: World's Smallest Electric Bicycle
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    World's Smallest Electric Bike – Click above to watch the video after the break
    Here in the U.S. of A., we like everything big. The bigger the better, in fact. Somewhat paradoxically, though, it would seem that the next best thing to having the World's Largest Thingamajig is having the ...

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    China not feeling the love for electric bicycles any more
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    E-bikes in China – Click above to watch video after the jump
    How cool are electric bicycles? Not all that cool, according to traffic authorities in China, where the number of e-bikes climbed from 50,000 a year ago to maybe 120 million today. That's an absurd adoption rate, and there has ...

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    Reinventing the (bike) wheel with the Copenhagen Wheel
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    Notice anything strange about the bike in the picture? The bright red hub isn't exactly subtle, but it does hide some impressive tech. Called the Copenhagen Wheel, this is a device developed by the SENSEable City Lab at MIT that basically can turn a normal bike into a connected electric bicycle ...

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    Wike Electric Sun = bike + WTF?
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    Wike has been making bicycle trailers since the mid-1990s but what caught our eye recently was the electric, partially enclosed four-wheeled vehicle that the company is working on. More than an electric bike and less than a car, the Wike Electric Sun is a suitable alternative for people who belive ...

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    Gruber Assist auxiliary drive turns nearly any bicycle into an ebike
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    Bicycles can be a great way to reduce fuel consumption. They are efficient, relatively inexpensive, easy to store and care for and are often a fun way to score a little exercise while also getting you where you need to go. Of course, it's not always practical to pedal, which is one big reason that ...

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    Instructable of the Day: 48-Volt electric bicycle
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    Electric bicycles are becoming more and more common as people see a need to get themselves and little else from one place to another. Bicycles are an excellent way to travel in any case, and now that electric motors, controllers and batteries are ...

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    Kymco to enter electric bike market with the SunnyBoy
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    Kwang Yang Motor Co, better known as Kymco, is one of the very best Taiwanese scooter and motorcycle manufacturers around. Most scooter enthusiasts place Kymco right on par with such longtime Japanese manufacturers as Honda. Plus, we often get a good chuckle from the Taiwanese manufacturer's odd ...

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    Race ready electric dirtbike coming from KTM
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    Click above for high-res shots of the electric KTM dirtbike
    We've seen electric dirtbikes before, but they've all been from small start-up manufacturers. You know that the technology is rapidly approaching mainstream when a huge company like KTM starts working on their own ebike. Using lithium ion ...

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    Zero Motorcycles sells out of '08s, touts '09s
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    Click above more pictures of the Zero X
    For those of you who had been hoping to get your hands on a new 2008 Zero X electric motorcycle, we have some bad news. They are all sold out. Now, the good news is that a new revised-for-'09 model will be making its first appearance at the Alt Car Expo in ...

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    A step further: Regional government supplies electric bikes to show feasability
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    A few months ago, we spoke about the Government of Cantabria, Spain, and its BioBike project to promote the use of electric bikes. The program just got an additional boost when that Government supplied 16 electric bikes to the main media of the region to promote its use and visibility. During six ...

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    Bricycle: an electric recumbent bicycle
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    Click above for more images of the Bricycle ConceptA man by the name of Brian has taken an interesting approach to designing an eco-friendly vehicle to replace some of the single-passengers cars driving all over the roads in America, and he calls it the Bricycle. Using three wheels -- one up front ...

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    WSJ tests the OHM XU450 ebike
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    We've gazed at OHM's line of electric bikes already this year, and now we find a review by an automotive writer for The Wall Street Journal. David Patton tested the entry-level machine from the company, known as the XU450. The 450 stands for Watts, which the electric motor is able to deliver for ...

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    One design for a collapsible electric bicycle train
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    Click above for more images of the electric bike trainRecently, while searching the net for the most interesting forward-thinking ideas around, we stumbled across a design for an electric bicycle which works sort of like a train. Sure, that sounds confusing, but a quick glance at the pictures below ...

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    DIY electric motorcycle from New York
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    An enterprising man in New York has managed to build an electric motorcycle which he's referring to as the Battery Box. This term comes from the design of the frame, which is just large enough to house the battery components and is built from aluminum for minimal weight. The batteries are a lithium ...

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    ErockIT serial electric bike impresses
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    Click above for more shots of the Erockit electric bikeThe debate over serial and parallel hybrid rages on, with Toyota and Honda placing their bets on the parallel model where both the gasoline engine and electric motor power the wheels directly. General Motors has placed a huge bet on the serial ...

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    High School students build enclosed electric motorcycle
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    Click above for more shots of the Saint Thomas EVBMW once came up with the idea to enclose a scooter and add some safety equipment to it. Crash tests showed surprisingly favorable results, but the idea never seemed to catch on and the C1 is no longer for sale. The fact that it already proved ...

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    Ultra Motor takes you from A2B
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    Somewhere between a normal pedal-powered bicycle and an electric scooter lies a class of vehicle which keeps the ability to pedal and adds some assisted power via a small battery pack. This new generation of vehicle is just as useful as the good old moped, except that the electric motor is free of ...

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